Along the eastern bank of the Chambal River lies Kota - an amazing juxtaposition of the majestic medieval age and modern industrialization. It boasts of Asia's largest fertilizer plant, precision instrument unit and atomic power station nearby. Surprisingly unexplored, the
Kota region of Rajasthan has some splendid treasures for the tourist to take home memories of its impressive forts, opulent palaces, exotic wildlife, delicate fresco Paintings, lovely waterways, and splendid temples llating back over several centuries retain the past glory, the present day edifices and heavy industries have made it the industrial heartland of Rajasthan.
Kota is a treasure of history dating back to several centuries, prehistoric caves, paintings, formidable forts and the mighty Chambal river hurtling from the Vindhyas are dotted in the region. In the early 17th century AD during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, the Ruler of Bundi - Rao Ratan Singh, gave the smaller principality of Kota to his son, Madho Singh. Since then Kota became a hallmark of the Rajput gallantry and culture.
This city has many reputed records in India, Asia and World. India's most popular and elegant education institute located here to teach Medical, Engg. & other education. There are 500 technical and non technical coaching institute teaching class 1st to college level students. This city has so many things that are popular in India. It has a famous Chambal river, which has four dams. This city also famous for his foods & snacks like Kachori, Samosa, etc. Also Famous for Heritage, Gardens, Picnic Spots, Industrial Plants etc. Here Asiaଡrgest fertilizer plant, Asia's largest grain Mandi (market) & Asia's biggest campus university are located. Here's Indiaଯwest cost Internet surfing facility with cable connection (For fast performance) is available. You can easily find cyber caf?in Kota city.
Place of Tourist
The cityযrts and palaces, are one of the main attractions, these are located on the eastern banks of the Chambal River, near the Kota Barrage. These types of forts and palace complexes are one of its kind as they are the largest in the state of Rajasthan. The museum within the city palace is worth visiting, as it plays the host to an enriching collection of artifacts.
The commanding fort stands overlooking the modern Chambal Valley Project with its many dams - Kota Barrage, Gandhi Sagar, Rana Pratap Sagar and Jawahar Sagar. An old palace, dating back to the time when Kota was under the control of Hada Chieftaincy - Hadoti, faces the Kota Barrage.
The Durbar Hall is ornate with beautiful mirror work and has ebony and ivory doors. Exquisite miniatures of the Kota school are housed within the Hall.
Here, most popular and very well known Chambal River is flowing through center of the city. A beautifully landscaped garden at the Amar Niwas near Chambal river bank. During Vanvas, Sita Ji quenched her thirst by drinking water from the river Chambel & blessed her for never drying in the centuries to come. Its lush surroundings make it a popular picnic spot offering enjoyable surfing and boat riding facility
Housed in the old palace, the museum has a superb collection of Rajput miniature paintings of the Kota school, exquisite sculptures, frescoes, armory including a rich repository of artistic items used by the Kota rulers.
Housed in the Brijvilas Palace near the Kishore Sagar, this museum displays a rich collection of rare coins, manuscripts and a representative selection of Hadoti sculpture. Especially noteworthy is an exquisitely sculptured statue brought here from Baroli.
is an island red-sandstone Palace in an artificial lake of Kishore Sagar constructed in 1346 AD by Prince Dher Deh of Bundi, a splendid haveli (mansion) with beautiful frescoes and the royal cenotaphs. Boat-rides can be enjoyed in the lake. The Keshar Bagh famous for its royal cenotaphs lies in the vicinity.
Haveli of Devtaji
The beautiful Haveli of Devta Shridharji is noted for its splendid frescoes and rooms ornate with lovely wall paintings.
A part of the irrigation canal system on the Chambal River, this beautiful setting is ideal for outings and evening strolls.
The Dussehra Festival mela is held in Kota, every year in the Hindu month of Ashvin (Sept-Oct). The festival of Dussehra is celebrated not only in Kota but throughout India in myriad ways. It marks the victory of Lord Rama over the Demon King Ravana.
A national Highway no. 12 passing through Kota.
Other Places worth
Kansua temple with a four faced Shiva Lingam,
Budh Singh Bafna haveli
Haryali Water Park
Godavari Dham Mandir
Chhattar Bilas gardens
Sanctuary (40 kms)
This is thickly wooded sanctuary is an example of perfect natural beauty as it has rivers - Chambal, the Kalisindh the Amjhar and the Ahu, which form its natural boundaries. Also this forest area is like one long strip of width 6 Kms between two parallel mountain ranges .The leopard, jackal, hyena jungle cat, sambar, spotted deer and nilgai are the main attractions of this sanctuary.
Famous historical monument Gagron fort near Jhalawar surrounded on three sides by the Kalisindh river, is situated on the fringes of the sanctuary
Bardoli (48 km): The oldest and the most beautiful temple complex of Rajasthan dating back to the 9th century A.D. lies on the way to the Pratap Sagar Dam. The intricate carvings and an exquisite image of Natraj (Shiva)-the cosmic dancer on the door of the mandap,offer fine examples of craftsmanship. Many interesting shrines also lie closeby.
Rana Pratap Sagar Dam and Bhainsrodgarh (50-55 km)
Bhainsrodgarh Fort lies on the right bank of the Chambal River and a village lies within the fort. The fort is set amidst scenic surroundings. An ancient temple of Gaipar Nath Mahadev on the way is an idyllic picnic spot.
(Ramgarh) (110 km)
Situated in the Baran district atop the Ramgarh hill, is the 11th-12th century temple now in ruins. Easily approachable by jeep and car.
The Remains of Garhgachh (110 km)
The 9th and 13th century AD temples in red stone, situated in the Baran district near Atru (30 km).
An impressive structure in red stone, the fort is a fine example of the Mughal architecture.
An ideal picnic spot,situated near the village of Kelwara in the Baran district on the way to Kota-Shiv Puri. The old temples of Sita,Laxman and seven water tanks are worth a visit. The place is the venue of a tribal fair held in May/June every year.
Shergarh (125 km)
A historic fort near Barora 10 km in Atru Tehsil in the Baran district.
Fort of Shahbad and Mosque (160 km): The fort was constructed in 1577 AD by the Chauhan ruler Muktaman. The mosque is the biggest in Rajasthan and was built during the reign of Aurangazeb.
Rock Paintings of Alaniya (25 km)
Beautiful rock paintings adorn the bank of the River Alaniya.
Jhalawar, KeshavraiPatan, Bijoliya, Mainal &
Baran are the cities, in the radius of 110 km from
Kota. These cities has 50,000 year old, hand made
rock tools & rock paintings of cave man. 5000
year old documents & many more. Here
Rajasthan's oldest temple, wildlife sanctuary,
precious monuments & more are found.